PBS NewsHour Weekend
A summary of the day's national and international news, using renowned experts to provide in-depth analysis. Each weekend broadcast contains original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Anchored by Hari Sreenivasan.
PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts
Tax Inversion: Will tax reform stop U.S. companies from relocating their headquarters overseas? (Episode #687H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Tax reform is one of the next big items on the Congressional agenda. But with so many competing interests, passing comprehensive tax reform is a steep hill to climb and arguably as complicated as health care. In fact, the last time the tax code had a major overhaul was 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president. Now, conservatives and liberals agree the system is ripe for an overhaul, but they don't agree how. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Patricia Sabga reports on efforts to change provisions in the tax code like inversion, which cost the U.S. Treasury billions of dollars a year.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Red State, Blue City (Episode #686H)
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Some of the fiercest political battles in the United States are taking place far from the power structure in Washington, D.C. From pocketbook issues like minimum wage to civil rights and paid sick leave, the growing tension between many Democratic-controlled cities and Republican-led state legislatures is now playing out through a political maneuver called preemption, when state lawmakers write laws preempting city regulations. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Bury traveled to Missouri to explain this aspect of the nation's blue-city, red-state divide.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Apr 23, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Scientists Running for Office (Episode #685H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
While some scientists are planning to march on Washington this Saturday for Earth Day, others are pursuing a different kind of political activism - running for office. Mostly aligned with the Democratic Party, these scientists are motivated by what they consider a hostile stance toward science and research taken by the Trump administration and a Republican-led Congress. The campaign's scientists are mulling address climate change, environmental protection, technology, education and jobs. On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson reports on their growing numbers.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
Paid Family Leave (Episode #684H)
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Since 1993, U.S. federal law has required companies with 50 or more employees to offer 12 weeks of unpaid family leave to care for a newborn or for a child, spouse or parent with a serious medical condition. The law also requires employers to guarantee that anyone taking leave will get their job back. Now, some Democratic members of Congress have introduced legislation to grant paid leave for 12 weeks, an idea that President Trump said he would be open to during his campaign. Some states are already experimenting with the idea. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Christopher Booker went to Rhode Island to see how paid family leave works.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Apr 16, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Canada Refugees (Episode #683H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
There's been a surge of immigrants from the United States into Canada since the start of the Trump Administration, with the president's promise of a crackdown on undocumented immigration and his executive orders seeking to ban immigrants from certain countries. The immigrants typically cross over the northern U.S. border on foot and in the cover of darkness -- men, women and children seeking asylum in Canada, where they believe there's a lower risk of detention and deportation. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Lisa Desai went to Canada to see who's fleeing the U.S. and why.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Immigration Showdown (Episode #682H)
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
To fulfill his campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration, President Trump has asked Congress for funds to hire an additional 10, 000 federal immigration agents, and his administration has increased efforts to arrest some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, with 2.5 million of them in California. Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration also plans to withhold federal funds from so-called "sanctuary cities" like San Francisco that limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials. Other cities, like Fresno, take a more cooperative approach. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Joanne Jennings reports on how the showdown is playing out.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Apr 9, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Basic Income In Rural Kenya (Episode #681H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
U.S.-based nonprofit GiveDirectly has been delivering cash with no strings attached directly from donors to people in need in rural Kenya. GiveDirectly studies how people use the money and what effect it has on households, communities, and the overall impact of their cash transfers on reducing poverty. Now the group is expanding their model and running a universal basic income experiment, giving every adult in chosen villages enough money to cover basic expenses for up to 12 years. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Livesay reports from Kenya.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Brexit Jitters In Gibraltar (Episode #680H)
KQED 9: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
Will Cyprus be reunified? The island, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, is a former British colony that gained its independence in 1960. But since the mid-1970's, it's been politically divided between its two main ethnic groups: Greeks and Turks. Now, analysts see an opportunity to settle a conflict which has at times brought two members of the NATO military alliance of Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Livesay went to Cyprus to the explain the history and the prospects for peace.
- KQED World: Sun, Apr 2, 2017 -- 6:00 PM
Unifying Cyprus (Episode #679H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 5:30 PM
This week the British Prime Minister Theresa May initiated the formal legal process of exiting the United Kingdom from the European Union. While some parts of the UK, like Scotland and Northern Ireland, might like a do-over of last year's referendum, British citizens living in other parts of Europe also are worried how Brexit will change their daily lives. One of those places is Gibraltar, a three-square-mile territory attached to Spain that has been under British rule since 1704. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Amy Guttman went there to report on an uncertain future.
- KQED World: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 6:00 PM